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Description: A year ago, every public school student in New York State fell under the watchful eye of InBloom, a data analytics company. Schools sent the company an enormous batch of data spanning 400-odd fields that included a wide range of personal details, from test scores and special-education enrollment to whether kids got free lunches. The idea was to compile enough information so teachers or software could tailor assignments to each student’s needs.

Source: Businessweek.com

Date: May 01, 2014

Link: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-05-01/inbloom-shuts-down-amid-privacy-fears-over-student-data-tracking

Questions for Discussions:

  • Is the research gained by this project valid and worthwhile?
  • Could management have found a strategy to assure client users that their privacy would be secure?
  • What is the lesson learned here for other organizations responsible for securing client users’ data?

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